Kramer Ausenco is proud to be working with UN Women, the National Capital District Commission (NCDC), Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and a number of other partners on the redevelopment of Gordons Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
The project is part of the UN Women Safe Cities Program and aims to improve the safety of the markets – particularly for the many women and their children who sell produce and shop there. Work on developing the new market has already begun and is expected to take three to four years.
Kramer Ausenco is on the Project Steering Committee and acting as the Project Managers, Designers and Construction Supervisors for the new market on a pro bono basis. Kramer Ausenco will be undertaking Project Management, design, structural, civil and building engineering for all aspects of the market within the boundaries of the site. This also includes assisting with the tendering, award and supervision and management of the construction contract in partnership with the NCDC staff.
“The Gordons Market reconstruction project is one part of a broader plan to improve the safety and sustainability of the markets to meet the needs of the local community,” said Frank Kramer, CEO, Kramer Ausenco.
“We are very pleased to be able to use our expertise to help deliver positive outcomes for the markets and all those who use them.”
Gordons Market is located in Port Moresby and is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Port Moresby with an estimated flow of 2,000 people each day. Poor facilities, flooding and criminal activity all impact negatively on the lives of the people who rely on the markets for income and supplies. The Gordons Market Reconstruction Project Committee, which includes the NCDC, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, UN Women, Nationwide Mircrobank, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Kramer Ausenco is currently working with the community on a wide range of initiatives to improve the markets for all who use them.
For more information on the Gordons Market project and the UN Women Safe Cities Program, click here.